South Korean conglomerate LG has announced that its last flagship the LG G7 ThinQ model will be receiving the OS update to Android Pie in the first quarter of 2019. As of now, it appears that this is the only device chosen for an update. Going ahead, the other devices may also be added.
Update First to be Released in South Korea
Though LG has not been as successful in the smartphone business as the other South Korean major Samsung worldwide, back home in South Korea, it has a strong customer base. The update to the Android Pie from the Android Oreo for the LG G7 ThinQ mobiles will start from the home country only. It is only subsequently that the updates will be made available to users in the rest of the world. Users of the LG G6, V40 ThinQ and V30 ThinQ, which are some of the recent launches from the company might also be looking to get the OS upgraded to Pie but they may have to wait if you went by this news report on the plans shared by LG for upgrades in 2019.
But these models listed here may receive other updates, particularly in the areas of call quality, audio effects and some improvements in the camera section as well. Meanwhile, it is possible the LG V40 ThinQ may receive the upgrade to Android Pie if you go by the sighting of this model with Android Pie in a Geekbench report. The company may make a separate announcement on this and release the upgrade OTA.
Impressive Specs of the LG G7 ThinQ
The model that is being indicated to receive the OS upgrade to Android Pie has some pretty impressive specifications with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC as the main processor and 6.1 inch IPS LCD display. The phone is available in two variants of 4 GB RAM with 64 GB onboard storage and 6 GB RAM with 128 GB storage. The 3000 mAh battery on this phone comes with wireless charging and fast charging features. The phone was released last May with the stock Android Oreo version 8.0 pre-loaded.
If you are outside of South Korea, await the official communication on the upgrade to Android Pie on your LG G7 ThinQ device.